Eric Pride

Living in New York City, Eric Pride is an international BDSM and alternative lifestyle educator with a wonderfully engaging and interactive teaching style. While being highly skilled and sought after for a great variety of alternative lifestyle and play-related topics, he is possibly best known for his disarmingly subtle ability to connect and shape the most amazing scenes with his play partners, whether with rope, toys or just his creatively twisted mind.
Eric is a passionate, outgoing and social person who enjoys meeting new people of all ages, genders and orientations. He is a founding member and an instructor at the Master/slave Development Center, an educational group for Masters and slaves. He is also the founder of NYC Kinky Living (NYCKL) and the producer of the hands-on immersive weekend intensives KinkWorks, PlaySpace, EdgePlay, ROPESCAPE, ROPESCAPE 2 and Unleashed. You can learn more about Eric on his website http://www.ericpride.com.

Classes

Chest-Harness-Based Transitions for Floor Rope

Through a series of exercises of increasing difficulty, we explore transitions for the floor involving a chest harness. We incorporate feedback play, body control and mechanics to achieve stronger connection and improved flow. Topics include: review of basic rope handling and management skills, body control and mechanics on the floor,  chest-harnesses (purpose, structural elements, placement, tension, and execution), and feedback play for floor transitions.

Prerequisites: Experience with rope play is helpful (single and double column ties, fundamental rope handling skills and basic ties).

Level: All

Type: Hands On

 

Introduction to Static Suspensions

This is an introductory class on static suspensions, approaching this topic in a clear,

systematic and streamlined way. We cover topics such as: rope suspension safety for tops and bottoms, understanding and using chest harnesses (TKs), main and support lines in suspension, physics of static suspensions, structure, management and handling of static suspensions, and using hip support/harnesses (time permitting).

Prerequisites: Previous rope experience is a requirement if you are attending to tie. You should be comfortable with rope handling and basic ties such as single and double ties, and a “suspension-worthy” two-rope TK.

Level: Intermediate

Type: Hands On

 

Feedback Play for Floor Rope

Feedback play involves a number of techniques to read, connect, and interact with your play partner. This class focuses on feedback play for floor rope. Through a series of exercises of increasing difficulty, we explore and practice techniques in feedback play. To achieve distinct responses and outcomes from our play partner, top and bottom each experiment with feedback play from their end of the rope: Tops examine different ways of tying in floor rope and several dimensions of timing (including intensity, tempo, duration, repetition and kinesthetic response), and bottoms allow themselves to go with the flow and experience different levels of control.

Prerequisites: Experience with rope play is helpful (single and double column ties, fundamental rope handling skills and basic ties).

Level: All

Type: Hands On